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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 83v

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Initial D enclosing head of man.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of winged man, arms raised emerging from foliage; hybrid animal, head turned back, biting ear of human torso on its back, stabbing the hybrid animal in neck with sword, held with right hand, holding neck of the hybrid with left hand.

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